Some people love snow and long for its arrival. Conversely, others dread the back pain they have to endure after removing the snow from their driveway. Whether you will be using a snow blower or a snow shovel, take care not to injure yourself when removing snow. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the snow without the worry of a sore back.
Tips to Follow Before You Shovel
You may not realize how much of a workout snow removal can be. First, before you even approach the snow, you need to warm up your muscles. Stretch and warm up, just like an athlete because shoveling makes use many different muscles in your back, shoulders, hamstrings, and other body parts.
Next, you should use your leg muscles to help push the snow and when lifting it. Also, keep in mind keeping your back straight when lifting snow helps avoid straining your back. Finally, don’t overreach!
The best method is to hold the shovel as close to your upper body as possible especially when working with heavy snow. In addition, you should keep one hand close to the blade of the shovel which will help with better leverage. Not to mention, remember to avoid twisting your upper body as you are throwing snow or you may hurt your back.
Let A&M Paving Handle Your Snow Removal
There is the risk of injuring your back or even straining your heart when shoveling snow. Therefore, take the work slow and listen to your body carefully. If your body tells you to take a break, you should immediately stop and rest for a while. As you catch your breath make sure to stretch again before resuming to work.
Additionally, dress appropriately for any snow removal job. Dress in layers so that you can remove some clothing as you work and begin to get warm. Wear a hat, scarf, gloves, and waterproof boots with tread to avoid slips and falls.
However, to avoid all the hassle and strenuous exercise, reach out to A&M Asphalt Paving for safe and efficient snow removal service. With more than three decades of snow removal and asphalt paving in Baltimore MD, we are the professionals to call.
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A&M Asphalt Paving is based in Severn, Maryland and we provide services throughout the Baltimore metro area. No matter how big or small your driveway paving needs may be, our friendly and knowledgeable team is standing by to assist you in any way we can. Contact us today to schedule a free quote.
Winter’s coming – in fact, snow has already started in many parts of the country. If you haven’t decided how you’re going to handle snow removal at your home or business, you should consider A&M Paving for all your snow removal needs. If you have a long driveway or a commercial parking lot that needs clearing on a regular basis, turn to A&M Paving for your snow removal needs this season.
Why Hire a Professional Snow Removal Expert?
When you select commercial snow removal service, you get an experienced, insured and professional snow removal company that will quickly and efficiently clear your parking lot, pathways, or home driveway. A&M has the equipment for large areas. For all business owners who value their time, A&M will get your snow removed quickly so you can gain access to your building for your staff and customers.
What Can I Expect from Professional Snow Removal?
Depending on the size of your lot, there are several ways A&M can clear it. They have a bobcat for deep drifts or steeper areas and a truck plow that quickly clears flat surfaces. After they’ve moved all the snow and ice with the plow, they can spread rock salt to melt lingering ice, keeping your outside surfaces safe for customers and employees. For smaller spaces, and to clear out the in-between areas, they will also hand shovel or snow blow walkways and paths.
When you contract A&M paving for your winter parking lot needs, you’ll get their years of expertise in safety clearing parking lots and residential driveways. They know how to effectively remove drifts and salt the icy places which will keep you and your customers safe. When spring comes, A&M can also sealcoat your paved areas to keep winter snow and ice from damaging your parking lot and/or driveway.
Contact A&M Paving for Your Snow Removal Needs.
If you are looking for cost-effective and qualified asphalt paving experts that also can help with all your snow removal needs, contact A&M’s professionals for high-quality paving solutions. Let us help improve the value of your property today!
A&M Paving has been serving the Baltimore-Metro area for over 30 years. From residential to commercial, large and small, we pave it all! Based in Severn, Maryland and working all across the Baltimore metro area (Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore Counties primarily), A&M Paving will come to you for all your asphalt paving needs! Whether you need patching, a new driveway construction, seal coating, or snow removal, we’ll take great care of you!
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